WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to six years in prison for his role in a robbery that left an accomplice dead.

The Telegram & Gazette reports 36-year-old Jeffrey Johnson was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty to multiple charges including armed robbery and intimidation of a witness.

Prosecutors say Johnson, Simon Holley and Shane Bennett robbed Matthew Pye of $2,600 in August 2015.

Pye pulled his handgun during the robbery and shot Holley in the hand and Bennett in the back. Bennett later died.

Pye pleaded guilty to manslaughter and assault charges in February and was sentenced to 17 years in prison.

Holley is still awaiting trial on robbery charges.

Prosecutors dropped murder charges against Johnson and Holley due to a 2015 state Supreme Judicial Court ruling.


Information from: Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Mass.), http://www.telegram.com